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Oh, yeah…I’m a writer, too

Wow, almost four months passed since I updated this post. Don’t worry, I haven’t been lazy. I spent the time working on First Step Press-related things. We have a new website over there (http://fspressonline.org) along with websites for Stepping Stones Magazine: ALMIA and Crimson Rivers Magazine. Now that we’re up and running, it’s time for me to take off my publisher’s hat and put on my writer’s cap. I figured a good way to shake off the rust would be to catch up on my blogging.

I’m not going to write too much; I’m going through my rough drafts and notes to see what I can work on while I’m working on my main project, Racing the Rain, a novel that I started as part of my 2009 NaNoWriMo project. I need to read through what I already wrote to jump back into the project. While I’m getting reacquainted with Racing, I want to look over a few short stories and poems to get out the door. I spent so much time with First Step Press, I forgot that I should be writing. I spent so many hours making sure I provided a quality space for writers to showcase their work, that I allowed my own work to sit in my file cabinet.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t regret my decision. I love what First Step Press represents and I will continue working hard on it. But this time around, I will be sure to keep up with my own writing projects. More updates will follow…but I better get to work. I have to earn my keep if I am going to continue to call myself a writer.

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